Dr. Kilbane has been a Sr. Petroleum Microbiologist at Intertek since 2010. He received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Microbiology from Tufts University and has devoted his 30-year career to the application of biotechnology to various topics in the energy industry. Research topics have included the detection and control of microbiologically influenced corrosion, biodesulfurization of petroleum, converting waste materials into biofuels (methane, ethanol, and biodiesel), and the remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil and water. Prior to joining Intertek Dr. Kilbane worked for the biofuels company Qteros, the Gas Technology Institute in Chicago, and is a Professor of Biology at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Microbiology and Molecular biology